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S+L BLOG: Development and Peace



The Director of Jesuit Refugee Services in Syria, Fr. Nawras Sammour, SJ visited Toronto last week to speak about the ongoing civil war and refugee crisis plaguing his home country. The event, which was co-hosted by Canadian Jesuits International and Development and Peace, was held at the Jesuit parish of Our Lady of Lourdes in ...read more
Vancouver’s Archbishop Michael Miller and Bishop Jean Louis Plouffe of Sault Sainte Marie visited the Philippines to personally witness the post-typhoon rebuilding projects assisted by Development & Peace. At the same time Vancouver’s vice-chancellor Barb Dowding was in Fredricton, taking the reigns as national president of the Catholic Women’s League. Dowding spoke to S+L earlier ...read more
In an unprecedented video message, Pope Francis appealed to the world to put an end to hunger by supporting the Caritas Internationalis campaign, One Human Family Food For All. The campaign headed by Caritas and its member agencies aims to end world hunger by the year 2025. Join host Cheridan Sanders to learn about the ...read more
Here are some of the stories happening this week in Canada: In Vancouver, a Sister of Notre Dame will receive an honorary doctorate for her work in interfaith relations and ecumenism In Calgary, nine months after the floods in that city members of the Siska Nation are still displaced. Bishop Henry and the Diocese of ...read more
Today, for one day only, watch S+L’s latest documentary “A New Leaf” streaming on demand. Additionally, the film will also air on S+L TV tonight at 8:00pm ET / 5:00pm ET, repeating at 12:00 midnight ET / 9:00pm PT. The French version, “Nouvelle Pousse”, is streaming online here. You can purchase either version from the ...read more
“How long do you expect to be in Niger?” I asked Abdul Hamid, a refugee from Mali. When I interviewed him last summer, he predicted that his family would remain displaced for “months or years”. Returning was not an option, so long as violent fundamentalists continued to terrorize his community. Where is he now, nearly ...read more